With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you’ve got the perfect opportunity to host a creative contest that gives back to your wonderful patients all while encouraging engagement with your online brand. Don’t worry, there’s no need to search for inspiration at the end of a rainbow – we’ve gathered these contest ideas that will easily get your patients involved!
Get Your Green On: Make your Facebook contest announcement and ask patients to comment with a photo wearing their St. Patrick’s Day gear. Create a hashtag that patients can use to share their outfits on their own posts. The person with the most creative outfit wins!
Lucky Guess: Place a pot of gold filled with chocolate coins at the front desk and post a photo of it on Facebook. Patients can guess how many coins are in the pot when they come into the office or by commenting their guess on the post.
Leprechaun’s Riddle: Share a fun riddle or tricky question to test your patients’ trivia knowledge! To enter, have your patients comment their answer on your Facebook post. You can select a random winner at the end of the week.
Leave a Golden Review: Have patients write a review of your practice on Facebook, Yelp or Google to enter the contest. A random entry wins a St. Patrick’s Day related prize such as a bag of skittles and a pair of movie tickets or gift card.
Whichever you choose, remember to have fun when creating your contest and choosing a prize to give away. You can give away dental goodies, a pair of movie tickets or even go big with a new Echo Dot. The choice is yours! Feel free to reach out to the Sesame Social team if you have any questions!
—Caity McCarthy, Social Media Specialist, Sesame Communications